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Pandemics and the vital role of self care

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Self Care Week 2020

As the UK’s coronavirus lockdown continues to cautiously ease, it remains just as important to protect ourselves and others from the risk of infection. Helen Donovan, RCN and Chair of the Self Care Forum and Dr Knut Schroeder, GP and CE of the Self Care Forum explain why they believe self care should lie at the heart of society's response to the pandemic.

Covid-19 and safeguarding

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Lines, squares and flat surfaces at different angles

Right now, in the heart of a coronavirus pandemic, we are all feeling vulnerable. But even now, when we all need protection, people receiving social care services are often seen as being at additional risk. SCIE's Hugh Constant returns with a timely blog considering the challenges of maintaining familiar safeguarding processes in an unfamiliar situation.

This is community

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‘This is community’. These were the comforting words from Arthur Rank Hospice Charity's Medical Director at the end of a recent daily video call as colleagues began a week, the like of which none of them could have imagined even a month ago. CEO Sharon Allen reflects on the huge changes she and her teams have experienced and the positive team spirit that will see them through.

Get active for Self Care Week

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Self Care Week poster

The Royal College of General Practitioners’ Active Practice Charter is the perfect initiative for GPs and their teams to get involved in Self Care Week. It’s seven days of awareness raising organised by the Self Care Forum and taking place 18 – 24 November 2019. The theme is long term and transformative: “Think self care for life”.

New safeguarding adults protocol for preventing pressure ulcers published

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Many of you will doubtless be familiar with our Chief Social Worker for Adults Lyn Romeo’s blog where she regularly sets out her beliefs, values and objectives for advancing the quality, value and breadth of adult social work in England. …

Social prescribing to be major talking point during Self Care Week 2017

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"Since the formation of the Self Care Forum in 2011, great progress has been made in embedding self care into everyday life," says Kingston-Upon-Thames GP and forum co-chair, Dr Pete Smith. This year’s Self Care Week, running 13 -19 November …